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George Mason University wins $320M mobile unmanned and manned distributed lethality airborne network contract


George Mason University was awarded $320.6 million by the US Air Force for Mobile Unmanned/Manned Distributed Lethality Airborne Network (MUDLAN) accelerated development and demonstrations software and hardware


George Mason University wins 320M mobile unmanned and manned distributed lethality airborne network contract (Picture source: George Mason University)


This contract provides for the enhancement of technologies to be developed under the MUDLAN Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration program, including digital beam forming multi-beam Common Data Link apertures; directional K/Ku/eKU and W-band systems; MUDLAN multi-functional network controller (MFNC) for connecting multiple platforms while maneuvering; and using the MFNC to recognize jamming and autonomously move to other bands," the US Department of Defense said in a statement on March 6.

Work is expected to be complete by March 6, 2025.